Conor Benn has had his suspension from the UK Anti-Doping Agency lifted following an almost year-long battle to clear his name after failing a drugs test – now he’s looking to return to the ring.
The 26-year-old welterweight was a highly touted prospect who had blasted his way through opponents including Samuel Vargas, Chris Algieri and Chris Van Heerden.
Next up was the ill-fated pay-per-view battle with Chris Eubank Jr, which was eventually forced to be canceled after he twice tested positive for the female fertility drug clomifene.
Now, with current no ban or suspension in place, Benn’s sights are set on his comeback opponent.
Posting on Twitter, he was typically bullish about what happens should the get in the ring with former world welterweight champion Kell Brook.
He was responding to a proposed charitable bet from Brook’s long-time trainer, Dominic Ingle, who reckons his man would win any potential match-up with him in his corner and Greg Marriott helping the now-retired Brook to make the weight.
It could be Jamie Oliver doing his nutrition nothing is gonna help him. I will absolutely annihilate him within 6. As for you’re offer I accept and when I win I will double the pot so 20k will be going to my chosen charity @goshcharity 🤝 https://t.co/RDFQ4UxUMm
— Conor Nigel Benn (@ConorNigel) August 7, 2023
“It could be Jamie Oliver doing his nutrition nothing is gonna help him. I will absolutely annihilate him within 6. As for you’re [sic] offer I accept and when I win I will double the pot so 20k will be going to my chosen charity Great Ormond Street Hospital.”
It’s a fight plenty would like to see with Benn likely taking on the role of villain should the Brits come to blows sometime down the line.
Brook has been in retirement since a February 2022 win over longtime rival, Amir Khan, although has said he’d be keen on a comeback for the right name. He has included Benn on that list.